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eFulfillment Services: 6 New-and-Different Questions to Ask Potential Providers

April 16, 2019 by Scott Guilmette

Years ago, a fast-food chain ran a campaign that started with the words, “Same, same, same, same.”

It’s an expression that frequently comes to mind when I’m responding to RPFs for eFulfillment services, because even though these documents were created by diverse companies with different needs, you wouldn’t know it based on the remarkably similar questions they ask.  The generic nature of many fulfillment RFPs is why some

Filed Under: Third Party Logistics, Logistics Outsourcing, B2C Fulfillment, eCommerce Fulfillment, order fulfillment process, fulfillment operations, order fulfillment

Straight Talk About Efficient Multi-Channel Fulfillment

April 2, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

Multi-channel selling is here to stay – and fast and accurate multi-channel fulfillment is critical to your competitive advantage.  (In other news, snow is cold.) 

What’s less apparent is how to make outstanding fulfillment possible without spreading your inventory or budget too thin.

Filed Under: Third Party Logistics, Retail Logistics, B2C Fulfillment, eCommerce Fulfillment, order fulfillment process

Fulfillment from a Phoenix Warehouse? The Numbers Just Add Up.

March 28, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

When fulfillment professionals say Phoenix is a hot market, they’re not exaggerating.

Over the years, the city has become one of the country’s most reliable and reasonably priced logistics venues thanks to advantages such as extensive transportation connectivity, easy delivery access, and the low cost of doing business there. 

Filed Under: Third Party Logistics, Logistics Outsourcing, B2C Fulfillment, eCommerce Fulfillment, Top Fulfillment Locations

Why Do eCommerce Supply Chains Fail?

March 19, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

Did you know that, according to Bloomberg, 80% of eCommerce businesses fail within the first 18 months?

One reason is a lack of focus on product fulfillment operations – the invisible function that gets orders out the door accurately and on time. Here are some common causes of eCommerce supply chain failures and how to avoid them.

Filed Under: B2C Fulfillment, eCommerce Fulfillment, fulfillment operations

Ten Keys to Creating Fulfillment Warehouse KPIs

February 21, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

When you outsource product fulfillment to a third-party logistics company (3PL), you place your trust and your customers’ satisfaction in its hands. Yet it’s shocking how many Etailers either have no well-developed program for measuring 3PL fulfillment performance or who use their KPIs in name only. 

That’s what this article is all about. 

Filed Under: Third Party Logistics, Logistics Outsourcing, eCommerce Fulfillment, warehouse kpi

Bullish on Teamwork: Why Integrate Fulfillment and Shipping Services?

February 19, 2019 by Harry Drajpuch

If the only thing it took to win an NBA title was having one of the world’s most dominant players, the 1984-1990 Chicago Bulls should have been a slam-dunk.  After all, they had Michael Jordan.

Yet the struggling Bulls didn’t manage to win a single championship until the early ‘90s, when new coach Phil Jackson convinced Jordan and his teammates to focus on team play instead of individual glory. 

Filed Under: Parcel Transportation, eCommerce Fulfillment, order fulfillment process, fulfillment operations

Don’t Wing It:  How Your Order Fulfillment Solution Is Like Flying an Airplane

January 31, 2019 by Harry Drajpuch

When I became a private-instrument-rated pilot, I strongly suspected it would help me overcome my fear of flying.  (And it did).

What I didn’t know was that it would also equip me to be a better product fulfillment professional.

I was recently reminded of this when I went on a popular podcast and found myself comparing piloting a plane to managing order fulfillment for an eCommerce business.

Filed Under: Third Party Logistics, Logistics Outsourcing, eCommerce Fulfillment, order fulfillment process

FULFILLMENT FOR DUMMIES: What Entrepreneurs Should Know About the Order Fulfillment Process

January 29, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

For online retailers, processing and delivering orders eats up a huge chunk of operating expenses. That’s why it pays to know as much as you can about this critical function.

But here’s the problem: You’re a busy entrepreneur. For now, being successful requires focusing most of your time on growing sales and building your team. You simply don’t have time to make yourself a fulfillment expert.

Filed Under: Third Party Logistics, Logistics Outsourcing, Parcel Transportation, Scalability, Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA), B2C Fulfillment, eCommerce Fulfillment, order fulfillment process

Searching for FBA Alternatives: Why More Amazon Sellers Are Taking a Hard Look at Seller Fulfilled Prime

January 22, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

Any way you look at it, Amazon’s fulfillment arm, Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA), has an enormous warehousing footprint.  It currently operates about 128 fulfillment centers in the U.S. alone – and that doesn’t even factor in Amazon’s many Prime Now hubs, Whole Food grocery DCs, delivery stations, and other distribution locations.

For Amazon sellers, using FBA simplifies things by handing over all fulfillment and customer

Filed Under: Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA), B2C Fulfillment, eCommerce Fulfillment, order fulfillment process

Amware CEO Appears on Entrepreneurs on Fire Podcast

January 14, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

Amware Fulfillment’s CEO, Harry Drajpuch, recently appeared on the Entrepreneurs on Fire podcast to talk about all things fulfillment and promote Amware’s Fulfillment for Dummies eBook.  You can listen to the interview here or search for "Entrepreneurs on Fire" within your favorite podcast app.

Filed Under: Logistics Outsourcing, B2C Fulfillment, Amware News, eCommerce Fulfillment, order fulfillment process

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